Introducing Embertone's first Virtual Instrument for your iPhone/iPad: a deeply sampled iOS instrument with true legato, and the only virtual instrument with Sexiness Control. If you're looking for that George Michael/"Careless Whispers" sound... look no further!

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- MIDI input / output
- Audio Unit 3
- Audiobus
- True legato sampling for realistic note transitions
- Three sets of articulations

Controls include REVERB (with controllable AMOUNT and ROOM SIZE settings); VIBRATO (with dedicated DEPTH slider); DELAY (with control over AMOUNT and TIME); and switchable LEGATO, SUSTAIN, and STACCATO playing styles using the onscreen lockable keyboard (switchable to DOUBLE KEYBOARD for further flexibility). It goes without saying that it is compatible with all major iOS-based DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations), working with Apple’s Audio Unit Extensions technology — that brings the Audio Units system-level full plug-in architecture model (that was previously only available to third-party developers like Embertone in OS X) to iOS — as well as Inter-App Audio and Audiobus for full communication with the outside musical world.

Founded by composer/orchestrator Alex Davis and composer/sound designer Jonathan Churchill, Embertone has been producing next-level virtual instruments since 2012. Its mission is simple: sample lots of great instruments, and bring them to market to inspire awesome new music! The co-founders seriously love what they do, admiring the likes of Tonehammer, Sample Modeling, and Sonic Couture — companies that have led the way to this new age of deeply-sampled virtual instruments, and aim to move that tradition forward by finding new ways to capture the essence of an instrument and program it in an intuitive and responsive package... and, of course, offer it to the composing community at an atttractive price! As the go-to company for musicians looking for realistic and fun virtual instruments since releasing the free Intimate Strings LITE for Native Instruments’ industry-standard KONTAKT (4.2.4+), the full-blown Friedlander Violin subsequently became the flagship solo product for the KONTAKT PLAYER platform while setting the production standard for future realistic-sounding releases.

What’s New

Version 1.0.9

1. Fix au3 bug.

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Always Don't Mess With Me ,

Good stuff...but...

This Sax is quite good, the presentation is awesome and for what it is it's fun and useful. However, on my 6s Plus, it crashes every time I attempt to change any MIDI settings, and on my iPad Air 2 it won't let me load Modstep with it installed. I actually have to delete it for MS to work, and that's just silly since I do most of my work there. I got this with the intention of using its IAA and AU...

I was able to load it into Cubasis as IAA. No problems there. Besides that, I'm digging this app's Sax appeal. It's perfect for what I'm doing these days, and I didn't want to spend a lot for some sweet sax sounds.

I'm sure the devs will iron out any issues in he near future. When they do this thing will be unstoppable in the realm of 80's atmosphere and dreamy light jazz muzak.


Obkenob ,

Great sound, but lacking in range.

This app is fantastic, but has one major flaw: the range is way too small. You can move the register around by unlocking it, but I wish there was a way to lock it at a wider range. How am I supposed to play Careless Whisper on repeat over and over without moving the register back and forth?!?!

If this fix could be implemented, this would be a flawless app.

briandash ,

No good with iPhone X!

The app’s aspect ratio is 16x9 to match the iPhone 7/8. For some reason on iPhone X instead of having the black bars on the left and right the interface is expanded from edge to edge cutting off the UI on the top and bottom making it extremely difficult to use.

The sounds are great, I would give this 5 stars if it was usable on my phone, but it’s not.


Embertone LLC
221.4 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes


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